Estimating the effect of obtaining a Ph.D. degree in economics in U.S. universities

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2012-01-26
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It is meaningful to explore the effect of obtaining a PhD degree on the finding a faculty job after graduation. Two factors are important: the first is observable ranking of the PhD degree granting department; the second is the student's unobservable research potential or ability. This paper tries to find an indicator for the unobservable factor so that the omitted variable problem is solved.
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